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Default Big Spey Rod Pike.

I was out fishing the other day and got this with an 8 pound tippet. I did albright knot about 8" of 30lb. mono on the end just because I have been catching things with teeth like this girl. It is the biggest fish I had with the spey rod this year, but I had another one on that dwarfed this one. I don't usually get to upset when I loose a big one, but that one kinda did upset me. It was easily up in the thirty pound zone. Would have made a good photo.

What's the favorite fish you guys caught with the Spey Rod this year?
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Default Re: Big Spey Rod Pike.

The ones that get away, yeah I know about them, nice Pike Dan!

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Dang!!!
That's one huge fish!!!

My biggest on the Spey was a 24 inch Steelhead hen.

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Dang! That girl's been eating well.
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WOW, nice fish.
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Default Re: Big Spey Rod Pike.

Thanks guys. It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but this is the oddest colored Pike I ever caught. It's back was dark blue and the spots are silver. I got it on video as I landed it, and it is easier to see in the video. I wonder if it is missing a skin pigment or something? It's all fun.
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sweet pike! im hoping to catch some big guys like that next summer itd be great to have a pike master such as yourself on the pike/musky swap dan!
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Dan: This is indeed a nice pike, would have loved to see the monster you hooked!

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Dan: This is indeed a nice pike, would have loved to see the monster you hooked!

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It would have been nice to get a photo of it. I got fighting it on video. You can see the line do a "twing!" and then I reel in a hunk of wood. It took of down river right after I hooked it and it peeled me out into backing while I chased it down the shore. Like I said before, I don't get to upset when I loose big fish very often, but that one kinda upset me. It was the biggest Pike I have ever had on a fly rod. It looked to be well in the upper 40" zone. A 30 lb fish runs around 46" here. It was probably all of that. I've caught a couple of them that size here, but not on a fly. You should see what the Pike fishing is like here in the spring. I've had back to back fish over 40" quite a few times. Fish in the 42" zone are fairly common, and 46" is not real common but not overly rare either. I've seen 5 over 50" (if photos count also, 2 if you don't). One of the photos was of a fish that a guy had just released and asked what I thought it would weigh. I have a really good length girth formula that put it just over the 45 lb. 12 oz. state record. One caught and released by the field on Big Traverse Bay, was actually longer than that one but the guy didn't take a girth so who knows what it weighed. I heard about one that was over 50' from the Canadian {Ontario} side of the lake but I can't verify it. I think it is probably that big because it was kept and taken to a taxidermist. Kind of takes the fudge factor out of the story. We've got some big ones here.

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sweet pike! im hoping to catch some big guys like that next summer itd be great to have a pike master such as yourself on the pike/musky swap dan!
I just sent a message as to that one. I missed your note or I would have said so in my previous post. Where are you thinking of going?
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I was watching a TV show not along ago and they cuaght a pike with the color you are talking about. They called it a blue pike, somehting about a rare coloration of pike, had something to do with the pigmentation, being diffrent.
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